If you and your spouse have decided to dissolve your marriage, chances are there is some form of conflict lingering about how you are going to proceed with the divorce. And typically, the more complex the marital assets, the higher the conflict may be.
Our high-asset divorce attorneys work tirelessly to reduce that conflict by providing straightforward solutions that remove the emotional factor from the legal process by designing and achieving real-time solutions through mediation.
At Heimerl & Lammers, our divorce mediation attorneys explain to each of our clients that the State of Minnesota strongly encourages all divorcing couples who do not have a history of domestic violence to participate in mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution as part of the dissolution process.
With our experience and skill, our divorce attorneys believe there is no case that is too complicated to be settled using mediation, even those with high-assets and elevated conflict.
Why Choose Mediation for High-Asset Divorce in Minnesota?
At Heimerl & Lammers, our high-asset mediation attorneys are advocates for our clients and understand what is most important to you, so we can protect and defend your position throughout the mediation process.
Protecting your assets and your future starts by resolving the conflicts behind the divorce, so we can provide the confidence you need to make informed decisions about your future.
That begins with removing the emotional factors related to the divorce itself and focusing on negotiating a resolution that avoids the financial and emotional cost of litigating your divorce inside the courtroom.
When significant assets are at stake, you need an attorney who will explore all your options using a broad scope to anticipate both the short- and long-term outcomes of those decisions, which is often accomplished through negotiations during a high-asset divorce.
During high-asset divorce mediation, we will design solutions for each aspect of your future, including:
Once we reach a tentative agreement in mediation, we will formalize a written stipulation, which will be signed by both parties and their attorneys, and ultimately approved by the court, in what becomes the enforceable terms of your divorce.
Mediation Allows Specialists and Experts to Support High-Asset Divorce Resolutions
At Heimerl & Lammers, our divorce and family law attorneys in Minnesota maintain relationships with respected certified divorce financial analysts, forensic accountants, tax professionals, therapists, child specialists, and other experts who can offer support as needed in resolving some of the issues that commonly arise with high net worth divorces.
This allows our clients to achieve solutions for each aspect of their divorce, confidentially behind closed doors, including matters involving the:
- Spousal maintenance concerns and child support calculations
- Valuation and division of commercial and residential real estate and/or investment properties
- Classification of an asset as income or property, including certain stock options and other investments
- Complex valuation issues involving closely held business interests and asset values that fluctuate over time
Our Minnesota high-asset divorce mediation attorneys address the legal issues that complicate divorces of this stature, which can involve evaluating certain properties, and when they can be considered marital or non-marital property, in addressing the existence and validity of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, no detail is left to chance while pursuing a beneficial agreement on our client’s behalf.
What Happens if High-Asset Divorce Mediation is Unsuccessful?
While our Minnesota courts require all divorcing couples to seek mediation or alternative dispute resolution as part of the dissolution process, they do not stipulate that the couples must make it work.
Divorce mediation will allow both spouses’ voices to be heard, so if they cannot agree on all the details of their divorce through mediation, they will be informed by the mediator what the legal ramifications are if they take these issues to court.
Simply put, the mediating attorney will explain, based on our Minnesota laws, if you cannot decide on the details now, the judge will decide for you — which means you may not get the outcome you want.
In addition, spouses can make some decisions in mediation, while litigating others in the courtroom. For instance, if you can decide on child custody and support but cannot agree on property division or spousal support, only the latter issues will carry over into the courtroom. The child custody and support agreements made in mediation will remain intact.
If you are pursuing a high-asset divorce, contact our divorce mediation attorneys in Minnesota to discuss your case by calling (612) 294-2200 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our experienced lawyers and professional staff in one of our seven Minnesota offices.